IFRC in the Americas

About the Americas region

The IFRC’s Americas Regional Office works in support of 35 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Through its extensive network of offices, it provides coordination, financial  and technical support for disaster operations and longer term development programmes throughout the region.

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World Disasters Report 2018

In recent years, Governments and aid organisations have made various commitments about ensuring that the world’s most vulnerable people are not “left behind”.
But those commitments are not being reached. We estimate in the 2018 World Disasters Report that millions of people living in crisis are not receiving the humanitarian assistance they desperately need.

"...the World Disasters Report examines how to remove the barriers to assisting the people who are hardest to reach, how to implement the programmes that meet the unmet needs, how to work with and support a diverse range of local actors, and how to build a more effective system that examines how its funding is made available, and how it is spent." - Elhadj As Sy

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The IFRC in numbers


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11.6 million


Our reach

106.5 million

people reached with long-term services and development programmes

49.5 million

people reached with disaster response and early recovery programmes

43.2 million

people reached by disaster risk reduction programmes

188 million

people reached with health support